Air Fryer Cooking Times


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First-time cooking in an air fryer can be very intimidating for many of us. How many of you left yours in the box for days? Weeks? How many more looked at it sitting on the countertop for a few more weeks? Well, sooner or later, you have to either use it or gift it to a relative or friend – and how are you going to explain that?

Cooking times vary based on the size and quantity of foods in the air fryer and your desired degree of doneness. Meats depend on the thickness and desired doneness. It is wise to use a thermometer to check meats, open the air fryer to check on veggies visually, etc.

So, here’s a little cheat sheet to help you develop some confidence to dive into this experience. You’ll be glad you did.

AIR FRYER SUGGESTED COOKING TIMES BY INGREDIENT

MEATSTEMPTIME IN
MINUTES
Bacon350°F8-12
Pork Tenderloin375°F15-25
Pork Chops350°F10-15
Chicken (Whole)350°F45-65
Chicken Breasts (Bone-in)375°F25-35
Chicken Breast (Boneless)350°F15-20
Chicken Tenders350°F8-12
Chicken Thighs (Bone-In)400°F18-25
Chicken Thighs (Boneless)375°F15-20
Chicken Wings375°F15-20
Lamb (Leg)375°F17-30
Lamb (Rack)375°f10-17
NY Strip Steak400°F8-15
Ribeye/T-Bone Steak400°F12-20
Burger Patties350°F8-12
Meatballs375°F6-10
Sausages (Raw)375°F15-20
Sausage (Cooked)375°F7-12
SEAFOOD/FISHTEMPTIME IN
MINUTES
Salmon375°F8-13
Tilapia (and other white fish)400°F8-12
Shrimp350°F5-8
Calamari400°F4-8
Scallops400°F5-7
VEGETABLESTEMPTIME IN
MINUTES
Asparagus400°F6-10
Beets (Sliced)350°F15-20
Bell Peppers (Sliced)350°F7-10
Bok Choy350°F5-6
Broccoli400°F5-9
Brussels Sprouts375°F9-16
Butternut Squash (Chopped)400°F15-20
Carrots (Chopped)400°F10-15
Cauliflower (Chopped)350°F15-20
Corn on the Cob400°F8-10
Eggplant (Cubed or Sliced)400°F15-18
Green Beans400°F8-10
Mushrooms (Button)375°F8-13
Onions (Sliced)350°F8-10
Potatoes (Whole)400°F30-45
Potatoes (Chopped)375°F15-30
Sweet Potatoes (Whole)375°F30-35
Sweet Potatoes (Chopped)400°F8-15
Zucchini (Chopped)350°F8-12
PREPARED FROZEN FOODSTEMPTIME IN
MINUTES
Chicken tenders (Breaded and Pre-cooked)375°F10-14
Dumplings/Potstickers400°F7-10
Egg Rolls350°F8-14
Fish Sticks350°F8-12
French Fries400°F15-20
Mozzarella Sticks375°F7-10
Onion RIngs400°F8-10
Tater Tots400°F10-15

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A mom for many years and a grandmother for a few, De Lana has been cooking since she was 12. She has lots of experience but is always ready to learn something new.

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